The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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Engineering Students Help to Improve Infrastructure in Panamanian Village

The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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5000 Baum Project to Accelerate Cancer, Transplant, Immunotherapy Innovations

The University of Pittsburgh is creating a research, entrepreneurship and innovation hub to nurture and speed the development of new ideas and breakthrough technologies. The results could reinvent the way health care is delivered.
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United Way Campaign Sets New Records

The generosity and enthusiasm of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff sent the 2017 Pitt United Way campaign soaring — raising $673,962, the annual initiative’s highest total ever.
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Winning Rowing Club Builds on Its Legacy

Second-year math major Laurel Alpern didn't expect to follow in her family's footsteps to the Pitt Rowing Club, but once she met the team, she was hooked. As the new season approaches, the rowers look forward to another record-breaking year.
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Information Science, Law School Alumna Marks Supreme Achievement in New York State

After attending Pitt, Shawndya Simpson (SCI ’87, LAW ’90) made her way from assistant New York attorney general to bureau chief to civil court judge — then all the way to the Supreme Court of New York State.
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Studying Migration, Refugee Issues at Oxford University, Alumna Draws on Personal History

Bhavini Patel (A&S ’16) is combining her deep personal knowledge of immigrant communities with her research at the University of Oxford on extended refugee displacement.

High School Partners With University Archives to Teach Local History, Give College Credit

A U.S. history teacher partnered with Pitt’s College in High School and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools programs to help students learn local history — and earn college credit.
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Delegation Brings Pitt Pride to Los Angeles

The visit to Southern California was the University’s latest endeavor to celebrate accomplishments, strengthen ties with alumni, meet with University supporters and other partners and build awareness across the country of the best public university in the Northeast.